Tumi Resources Limited - Tumi Intersects 24.4m Grading 6.4 g/t Gold and 1,629 g/t Silver at La Trini, Mexico



    TSXv - TM
    Frankfurt - TUY
    OTCBB - TUMIF

    VANCOUVER, April 16 /CNW/ - Tumi Resources Limited ("Tumi" and/or
"the Company") (TSXv-TM; OTCBB - TUMIF; Frankfurt - TUY). David Henstridge,
President of Tumi, reports that reverse-circulation drill-hole TRCC 32 drilled
to a depth of 186m, intercepted 24.4m grading 6.4 g/t gold and 1,629 g/t
silver from a depth of 130m below surface. See Table 1 on page 3 for all drill
results.
    Since 2005, the Company has been advancing the development of its
100%-owned La Trini silver-gold project in Jalisco, Mexico. To date, the
Company has drilled 35 reverse-circulation drill holes totalling 4,112m in two
drill campaigns. The Company's phase-two drill program has been focused on
better defining the mineralized core zone and establishing where future
detailed drilling should occur.
    Said Mr. Henstridge: "The results from TRCC 32 are significant and have
identified an area where we will be focusing our future work program. As part
of the phase-two drill program a number of step-out holes were drilled up to
900m west and 600m east from the mineralized core zone to test the extensions
of the rhyolite host rock, but these drill holes did not intersect any
significant mineralization. Drill-hole 32 is located 150m north of the limits
of the old underground workings within the core area, and mineralization
intersected may represent a newly discovered bonanza zone."
    Drilling, coupled with the surface and underground sampling programs in
and adjacent to the main target area, has defined a 400m-long northerly
trending mineralized zone. The zone is 200m wide and remains open down-dip to
the north. Within this zone there appears to be a higher grade corridor along
the eastern edge, possibly adjacent to a major fault zone. Selected intervals
from both drill programs within the higher grade zone include TRRC 6 (18.3m at
3.1 g/t Au and 150 g/t Ag), TRRC 9 (6.1m at 1.1 g/t Au and 201 g/t Ag), TRRC
10 (10.1m at 1.6 g/t Au and 130 g/t Ag), TRRC 11 (5.1m at 5 g/t Au and
184 g/t Ag) and TRRC 32. The table of all drill intercepts from both drill
programs in the mineralized core zone along with a drawing showing the
drill-hole locations and extent of the zone also appear on the Company's
website, www.tumiresources.com under Projects/La Trini.
    Mr. Henstridge added: "The results from TRRC 32 have identified an
exploration target which requires immediate further drill testing. We are
planning a phase-three program of closely spaced drilling to define the size
and orientation of this high-grade zone further and to define the extent of
the main zone. We will schedule this program after a short break at the end of
the Company's Phoenix drill program currently underway in Sonora."
    Grab sample checks of the high-grade intervals from the stored drill
samples have returned comparable results, and polished sections made from two
of the samples has identified argentite (silver sulphide) grains, locally
rimmed with native silver, jalpaita (a silver-copper sulphide) and native
gold. It should be noted that due to the nature of RC drilling and the lack of
nearby data, geological interpretation of the extent and true thickness of
mineralized drill intercepts remains uncertain.

    The qualified person for Tumi's projects, David Henstridge, a Fellow of
the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and a Member of the
Australian Institute of Geoscientists, has visited the Company's projects in
Mexico and has verified the contents of this news release.

    Quality Control: RC drill samples were collected on 2.03m intervals. Each
sample was split on site using a Jones splitter and stored for later use. The
site geologist subsequently selected the intervals to be sampled, and the
entire interval was run through the Jones splitter twice more to aid
homogenization. One-half of this interval was split further to a nominal 5 kg
size and sent to Sonora Sample Preparation, S.A. de C.V. in Hermosillo where
the samples were crushed and pulverized prior to shipment to IPL Laboratories
in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The rejects from all sample intervals split on
site were saved. The Company has continued a program of inserting a sample
standard and a blank as a means of checking on laboratory analytical
reproducibility. Results from the quality control program are within
acceptable limits of variability. Silver analyses performed by IPL
Laboratories were determined using the ICP analytical method; all results that
yielded greater than 100 ppm Ag were re-analyzed using a gravimetric finish.
These are the results reported. Gold was determined by the fire assay-atomic
absorption finish method. An independent qualified geologist, John Nebocat,
P. Eng., visited the drill site to both observe the drilling and sampling
procedures.

    On behalf of the Board,

    "David Henstridge"
    ---------------------------------
    David Henstridge, President & CEO

    Forward Looking Statements This Company Press Release contains certain
"forward-looking" statements and information relating to the Company that are
based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as assumptions made
by and information currently available to the Company's management. Such
statements reflect the current risks, uncertainties and assumptions related to
certain factors including, without limitations, competitive factors, general
economic conditions, customer relations, relationships with vendors and
strategic partners, the interest rate environment, governmental regulation and
supervision, seasonality, technological change, changes in industry practices,
and one-time events. Should any one or more of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or should any underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual
results may vary materially from those described herein. Neither the TSX
Venture Exchange nor the Frankfurt Deutsche Borse have reviewed the
information contained herein, and, therefore, do not accept responsibility for
the adequacy or the accuracy of this release.


    
         TABLE 1: LA TRINI RESULTS FROM PHASE 1 AND 2 DRILL PROGRAMS
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    HOLE         SECTION      FROM       TO      METRES      GOLD     SILVER
    NUMBER                     (m)       (m)                 (g/t)     (g/t)
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    TRRC-02       4900E       22.4       26.4         4       1.5        102
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    TRRC-03       4950E       22.4       28.5       6.1       0.1         74
                              32.5       36.6       4.1       3.7        215
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    TRRC-04       4950E        4.1       18.3      14.2       0.1        108
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRRC-05       4950E       50.8         57       6.2       2.0         54
                             109.8      113.8         4       0.1         90
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    TRRC-06       5000E        8.1       26.4      18.3       3.1        150
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRRC-07       5000E       26.4       36.6      10.2       1.1         78
                              61.0       65.0         4       0.2         45
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRRC-08       5000E       50.8       56.9       6.1       0.2         53
                              63.0       67.1       4.1       0.4         43
                              75.2       81.3       6.1       0.3         69
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    TRRC-09       5050E       18.3       24.4       6.1       1.1        201
                              26.4       36.6      10.2       0.3         72
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    TRRC-10       5050E       32.5       71.1      38.6       0.7         66
    including                 40.7       50.8      10.1       1.6        139
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRRC-11       5050E       71.0       77.2       6.2       1.6         92
                              84.3       89.4       5.1       5.0        184
                              91.5       97.6       6.1       0.4         87
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    TRRC-12       5100E       20.3       22.4       2.1       1.7        463
                              30.5       38.6       8.1       0.3         58
                              44.7       48.8       4.1       0.8         69
                              50.8       54.9       4.1       0.1         36
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRRC-13       5100E       52.8         61       8.2       0.2         46
                              73.2       77.2         4       0.1        102
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    TRRC-14       5100E       48.8       50.8         2       0.4        134
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRRC-15       5100E       69.1       71.1         2       0.5         70
                              91.5       97.6       6.1       1.0        198
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    TRRC-25       5050E      150.4      158.5       8.1       0.3         87
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    TRRC-26       5250E        8.1       10.2       2.1       0.2         65
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             121.9        124       2.1       0.2        114
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    TRRC-31       5200E       91.4       93.5       2.1        --         59
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                             160.5      162.6       2.1        --         44
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    TRRC-32       5050E        130      154.4      24.4       6.4      1,629
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    including                132.1      144.3      12.2      12.1      3,188
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                             158.5      160.5       2.0       0.9        188
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    TRRC-33       4950E       71.1       79.2       8.1       0.1        113
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                              87.4       89.4       2.0       0.2         59
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                              93.5       95.5       2.0      0.04         67
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                             103.6      105.7       2.1      0.02         33
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    TRRC-34       4950E      152.4      158.5       6.1       0.1         59
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For further information:

For further information: Company Contact: Mariana Bermudez at (604)
699-0202, or email: mbermudez@chasemgt.com, website: www.tumiresources.com;
Investor Information Contact: Mining Interactive, Nick L. Nicolaas at (604)
657-4058, or email: nick@mininginteractive.com

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